With its medieval heritage, timeless beauty and cultural riches, Siena stands as a living masterpiece. Be sure to experience the unique fervour of the Palio di Siena, a centuries-old horse race that captures the spirit of the city. Indulge in the flavours of local Tuscan cuisine, sip world-renowned wines and witness the fusion of history and contemporary life in this UNESCO World Heritage site. From the stunning Piazza del Campo to the awe-inspiring Siena Cathedral, the city provides endless photo opportunities and a romantic backdrop for your getaway.
Grand Hotel Continental Siena – Starhotels Collezione
From private palazzo to palatial hotel; the Grand is the only five-star establishment in the old town. It dates back to the 16th century and retains its cotto floors, frescoed and beamed ceilings and original chandeliers. As such, you can expect cosy interiors from a bygone era, as well as views of landmarks like the Piazza del Campo and the Duomo. Sleep in a canopied bed, with brocade textiles and gold-leaf finishes. Take a wine tasting in the in-house cellar, tuck into Tuscan food in the restaurant and drink beneath the huge feature clock of the Sapordivino courtyard bar.
Hotel NH Siena
Stay within the city walls on the edge of the historic centre, at this modern NH property. Simple contemporary interiors are accented with features like dramatic black chandeliers and modern artworks. Set across nine floors it has 129 bedrooms and is part of a popular European chain. Guests can breakfast onsite, with a hearty daily buffet served each morning, and there’s a lobby bar for nightcaps. There’s also an air-conditioned gym with cardio fitness training equipment and a free weights area to stay fit on holiday.